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nbc 10 news starts now. >> an aeroarab plane goes missing less than an hour after takeoff with 162 people onboard. it's the second plane that's disappeared this year without a trace. a driver plows into a person and just keeps on going. philadelphia police are looking for that driver and trying to figure out if the victim is connected to another crime. a little bit of a windy start to our sunday as we take a live look outside in center city. you may want to grab the umbrella before you head out today. clouds may give way to a little bit of rain later on. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary conners. it's 5:30 on this sunday.
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now to the weekend weather. meteorologist brittney shipp is tracking the chance of some scattered showers today. >> that's right. we are going to see some on and off showers throughout the day. closer to the coastal communities, closer to the shore. central and southern parts of the poconos, even lingering into your morning commute time. partly cloudy skies right now in philadelphia. 42 degrees. wind speeds are light out of the west at 5 miles per hour. we are dealing with the windchill this morning. feels more like 39 degrees. 36 in millville. 38 in wildwood. there's a closer look at the showers that are already starting to push into parts of our area. we take a closer look at where all that rainfall is. it's mainly situated in the poconos, lehigh valley and pushing into the i-95 corridor. i'll have the details in my first alert seven-day forecast.
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new from overnight, a man is critical in the hospital after a hit-and-run in philadelphia's feltonville neighborhood at the scene on wyoming avenue police say they found a gun and a mask. they're investigating whether the hit-and-run victim could have been fleeing from an armed robbery from earlier in the night. according to police two men armed with guns one of them wearing a mask held up o'delivery worker on nearby tampa street. detectives are still looking into the possible connection between the two crime scenes. and philadelphia police say a driver was speeding when he crashed into this house and flipped over. it happened in the city's longcrest neighborhood right around 3:00 this morning. officers on the scene tell us the car went through a backyard took down fencing and then hit a column on the porch. the driver is in stable condition. there was also a woman in the car. she is in critical condition right now. we are following a developing story this morning. a search is under way right now for an air asia flight that went
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missing with 162 people onboard. the plane took off from indonesia's surabaya airport and was on its way to singapore. nbc 10's matt delucia is following this morn's developments and is live in the digital operations room. >> reporter: the ntsb is monitoring this situation but has not yet been asked to help in the search for this missing plane. take a look. this is what the plane looks like. an airbus a-320. it took off and was on the way to singapore when it lost contact just before 7:30 last night eastern time. there are 162 people onboard, including 155 passengers. none of whom we're told are americans. what we know right now is that the crew flying the plane had asked to deviate from the flight path because of bad weather, and
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contact was lost about 200 miles southeast of singapore. now, a statement from air asia reads in part at this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of the indonesia civil aviation authority. air asia indonesia is cooperating fully and assisting the operation in every possible way. the plane was just over two hours into the flight when all contact was lost. of course we will stay here and monitor the latest developments here live in the digital operations center. i'm matt delucia "nbc 10 news." >> thank you, matt. the disappearance of this airasia plane comes nearly ten months after a malaysia airlines jet disappeared. no wreckage has ever been found in that case but investigators think that that plane crashed somewhere in the indian ocean. some speculate that the disappearance of that plane is one of modern aviation's most perplexing mysteries. this weekend thousands of police officers including members of law enforcement from pennsylvania new jersey and
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delaware gave a final salute to one of the two nypd officers killed in the ambush in brooklyn. a gunman shot officer rafael ramos and his partner wenjian liu while they sat in their patrol car on december 20th. the gunman who police say was seriously troubled then killed himself. yesterday, beat cops, park rangers, jail guards and state troopers from coast to coast gathered at a church in queens for ramos's funeral. his flag-draped casket was carried past a sea of salutes. tributes carried inside for more than an hour starting with vice president joe biden. >> to the ramos family, we are all lucky to have rafael. he didn't just have a bible in his locker. he lived it in his heart. he was a cop for all, all the right reasons. >> after the service, the family members of officer ramos and his partner helped carry the casket out of the church. some nypd officers watching the
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service on a big screen outside the funeral turned their backs to mayor bill de blasio. police union officials say the mayor contributed to a climate of mistrust toward law enforcement during those aept anti-police protests. a spokesman says the only focus is unifying the city and honoring the lives of the officers. both have been posthumously promoted to first-grade detective. while thousands were honoring nypd officer rafael ramos in new york, in philadelphia protesters organized a peaceful rally over police brutality. more than 100 demonstrators packed center city yesterday. leaders of muslims mobilized against police brutality called for an end to the killings of black men by police officers. protesters also marched in remembrance of brandon brown, who was shot to death by
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philadelphia police earlier this month after investigators say when they pulled him over he reached for a loaded handgun. >> it is cold empty, and calculated and i don't like the fact. >> everybody responds differently. it doesn't mean we don't care. it doesn't mean we don't have some passion for victims. but it just means we have to kind of guard ourselves sometimes. >> brandon brown's family is now planning a march for justice in the city's frankfurt neighborhood on tuesday. parents will be scrambling now that their school has suddenly closed. this weekend the families received letters telling them that walter palmer charter school will permanently close on december 31st. walter palmer points to financial difficulties. the charter owes over a million dollars to the philadelphia school district. that order came down earlier this year after the state supreme court found the charter was collecting money from the district for too many students.
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as a result, the charter's high school closed. the parents of the remaining students in the elementary school are now frustrated that the charter is closing completely. >> i feel defeated. like what am i going to do for them and how is this going to affect them? >> a school district spokesman tells nbc 10 that parents should contact the district to arrange new enrollment at public schools. we now know what caused the death of a 93-year-old woman who was almost killed by a truck that plowed into her home. the driver sped off after crashing into the house on red brooke lane. an autopsy reveals that 93-year-old jenny rousseau died of natural causes. it was just a few hours after the truck nearly struck rousseau while she was sleeping in her bed. she was disturbed and shaken up by the accident. the 20-year-old accused driver is not in custody right now.
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the district attorney in buck's county is still deciding what charges to file. this morning, a philadelphia man is in critical condition after he helped others escape from his burning home. flames hit the house along north eighth street in hunting park yesterday afternoon. witnesses say the man jumped into action. they tell us he ran in and out of the burning home to save the people inside. >> his main goal was to safe him. there was no questions asked. did what he did to do and i'm glad everybody's alive. >> investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what caused that fire. hey, looking for something to do today? the mummers will be strutting at the pennsylvania convention center. today is the first day of mummers fest. this is a preview of the mummers parade. the new year's day tradition in philadelphia. mummers fest starts at noon today and runs through december 31st. it's the last day. the german style market is at 15th and jfk. it's open from 11:00 this
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morning until 5:00 tonight. this, by the way, was the seventh year for the christmas village in philadelphia. this afternoon, the eagles make the short trip to the meadowlands to take on the new york giants but there are no playoff implications in this final game for the birds. last week's loss to the redskins helped dash the eagles' hopes for a postseason. it's a disappointing finish for chip kelly's team, who have dropped the last three games. meanwhile, the g-men are on a three-game winning streak. philly had shut out the giants back in october in a 27-0 win, but, you know, all depends how the rest of the season goes. by the way, today's game, the kickoff starts at 1:00. xbox and play station are running smoothly again after a christmas day outage, and it was no mistake. we are now learning who may be behind the hack and why. plus we all look forward to our paycheck at the end of the week, right? well payday proved frustrating for more than a thousand people after a big mistake. we'll explain after the break.
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this is "nbc 10 news." >> at 5:43 this morning, here is a live look over center city philadelphia. temperatures much warmer than they were this time yesterday. that sunshine that we saw yesterday, eh we've got some clouds today. some areas, there will be spotty showers. meteorologist brittney shipp will have the details coming up in the seven-day forecast. there is no comment from the white house after north korea's newest threat and racial slurs against president obama following an internet outage in the country. north korea issued a statement accusing the president of pressuring sony to release the controversial movie "the interview." officials are angry because it portrays a fictional assassination of leader kim jong-un. the u.s. blamed north korea for the cyber attack designed to
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stop sony from releasing the movie. a self-proclaimed hacker in finland says he is partly responsible for disrupting gaming services on xbox and play station consoles on christmas day. the man calls himself ryan and says he belongs to the hacking group lizard squad. he claims the attack was meant to expose poor security by the game system's manufacturer sony and microsoft. xbox live service was back online friday while the play station network was just restored yesterday. atlanta's mayor is stepping up security at hartsville international airport. authorities arrested two men for smuggling 200 guns between atlanta and new york. they skirted security and carried the guns onboard flights. the mayor says the administration will enhance security to help support federal agencies. homeland security officials are also reviewing procedures to see if there needs to be more
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changes. imagine checking your bank account on payday and finding out that your employer withdrew the amount of your paycheck instead of depositing the money that you were owed. that's what happened to about 1,300 workers in a massachusetts town on friday. the day after christmas. and what a time for the mistake. the town's manager says human error is to blame and the problem should be fixed tomorrow when the banks reopen for business. in just a few days we will be ringing in 2015, and preparations are under way for the centerpiece of new york city's celebration. workers installed 288 newly designed waterford crystal triangles yesterday on the times square ball. those crystals are in addition to the other 2,400 already in place. more than one million people are expected to celebrate new year's eve in midtown manhattan. gas prices have dipped below $2 in more than two dozen states. could this be the new normal? we'll talk about it. i'm tracking mild conditions
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once again on this sunday, but also showers moving in to our area. what you can expect to end your weekend. that's coming up in my first alert seven-day forecast.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather, with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we are tracking showers as we head into this sunday. mild conditions expected for us today. still in the 50s, which is well above our average of 42 degrees. heading into next week it is going to feel more like winter. daytime highs in the 30s. but light wind speeds this morning. you see the flags are barely moving atop the aramark building. our humidity is at 82%. wind speeds out of the west at 5 miles per hour, and across the rest of the region rain coming down in reading. 42 degrees. low 40s in philadelphia atlantic city, in the mid 40s with mostly cloudy skies. as we head into the rest of today, we'll see on and off showers throughout your sunday. we'll pick up an intensity to the south in our southern
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communities closer to the shore and the central and southern parts of delaware. but right now, the first rainfall is falling in parts of the poconos lehigh valley and just to the north of the i-95 corridor. so we do have more moisture heading our way ahead of a cold front, which will drop our temperatures back down closer to average. if we take a closer look it shows on and off showers. we'll see another round of showers moving in into the overnight hours, but it's mainly for atlantic city and all points south. but it is going to linger in those locations until your morning hours. so your morning commute, allow a little extra time if you live in those locations. a closer look at our temperature trend, 42 is our average for this time of year. 51 will be the high today as we head into your monday. 46. so we're slowly getting back closer to our average for this time of year. today will range between 48 and 52 degrees. spotty showers expected for us. light wind speeds out of the west 5 to 10 miles per hour. your seven-day forecast shows a
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drop in temperatures. take a look at tuesday. daytime highs staying in the 30s. by wednesday 36 degrees. wednesday night, which is new year's eve. overnight lows will drop down into the 20s, so it's going to be a cold one out there. as we head into thursday to kick off the new year, 40 degrees and cold. we stay in the low 40s for friday. it has become a welcome sight for drivers. gas prices are now at their lowest level in more than four years. the national average price of a gallon of regular is just at $2.31, and in 27 states prices at some stations have dipped below $2 a gallon. check that out. analysts say a major reason for this is at that saudi arabia is flooding the market with oil hoping to drive out competitors including the u.s. >> saudi arabia is trying to undermine the u.s. shale oil production at the same time it's undermining iran and russia due to the violence we're seeing in the middle east. >> meanwhile, u.s. oil production is booming. the highest in 20 years, just as
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you heard, our gas consumption has dropped to 40-year lows. in philadelphia the average price for a gallon of gas is just above the national average at $2.60. delaware is a bit closer with $2.45 a gallon. south jersey right at the national average at $2.31. some very early holiday shopping numbers are out. it appears to be good news for retailers. the preliminary estimate for mastercard shows holiday sales increased 5.5% this year. that's higher than the 4.1% the national retail federation predicted. this weekend is vital for retailers, hoping for strong numbers after christmas sales. now here's a preview of what we can expect during the week ahead in business news from cnbc's susan lee. >> christmas is over, the presents are all open and now is the time for returns. and using all those gift cards
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for rock bottom after christmas sales, the usual huge crowds are expected in new york city's times square wednesday night while millions more will ring in 2015 by watching college football bowl games all day long on thursday. wall street wrapped up one of its busiest years ever after seeing the dow industrials blow through the 17,000 and the 18,000 milestones. the s&p 500 closed at a new record high more than 50 times. don't look for december's jobs report because of the holiday, the labor department is waiting to release these highly-anticipated jobs numbers next friday january 9th instead. a new year means some companies will be racing their prices. ups and fedex will be jacking up delivery costs, charging by the size of baggage as well as for its weight. and hertz is driving prices higher on all hertz dollar and thrifty rental cars to make up for the declining value of its
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auto fleets. some new laws take effect in the new year that may impact your finances. you'll be able to contribute more money to your 401k plan. 21 states will raise their minimum wage sometime in the new year. massachusetts will even begin requiring employers to pay their workers for up to 40 hours of sick time each and every year. i'm susan lee. get all your business news on cnbc. a piece of family history is back where it belongs 70 years later. how one man was able to trace the bracelet to its owner.
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this is "nbc 10 news." >> at 5:a55 this morning, here is
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a live look down the shore. it is going to be warm today. we will be in the 50s. above normal for this time of year. however, it's beginning to be cloudy and some of those showers that brittney shipp was talking about will be south of philadelphia, so down the shore you may see a few rain drops later on in the day. a california family received a special delivery this christmas. a military keepsake worn by their father during world war ii. warren mcaulie wore the bracelet while fighting in italy. his memory couldn't be stronger this holiday season. here's what happened. a little girl found the bracelet in a small italian town. she kept it by her bed for 70 years until she gave it to her son. he noticed the fated military numbers on it, linked it to the mcaulies and sent it back to the states. his wife received it just in time for christmas. >> oh, jeez. it's come back to us.
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>> warren mcaulie was a member of the 10th mountain division which helped knock germany off the peaks of italy. it was a two-hour flight that never made it to its destination. matt delucia has more on the disappearance of the airasia flight 8501. >> reporter: we just got some new video that shows the families of these passengers showing up to look for answers. i'll have more coming up after the break. and i'm tracking showers as we head into this sunday. colder air is on its way. i'll let you know when in my first alert seven-day forecast.
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"nbc 10 news" starts now. >> right now crews are searching for any signs of an airasia plane that vanished after it took off. the request pilots made just before they lost contact. a pizza delivery man gets held up at gunpoint. a short time later, a man gets run down by a car that keeps on going. now police are trying to see if there's a connection between the two crimes. after a beautiful start to the weekend yesterday, we're in for some changes. here's a live look now at boat house row. we are going to see more clouds
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today than sun, and we are tracking some showers in the forecast. good morning, welcome back to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary conners. it is 6:00 on this sunday. let's get right to the forecast now with meteorologist brittney shipp. yesterday, a pretty much 180 as we move into today and the rest of this week. >> that's right, it was gorgeous yesterday. can't beat a day like yesterday with temperatures at 57 degrees. plenty of sunshine. today, our temperatures are going to stay on the mild side. 51 degrees. ten degrees above average. but as we push into the rest of this morning, showers have already started to move in and they will continue to stick around. temperature-wise, we do expect conditions to stay in the low 50s, so by noon, 49 degrees with a few isolated showers. 51 by 4:00 p.m. 48 by 6:00 p.m. colder air is on the way ahead, i'll let you know when coming up in my seven-day forecast.

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